A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine developed at the Wistar Institute induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that has the potential to become a global emerging viral threat.
Scientists have developed a novel way with genome sequences to study and better understand transmission, treat and ultimately eradicate Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of malaria.
Controversial lab studies that modify bird flu viruses in ways that could make them riskier to humans will soon resume after being on hold for more than 4 years.
From battling disease in banana crops to overcoming avian flu, scientists are seeking wider acceptance for gene editing technology use in agriculture.
Twenty people have been diagnosed with the Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) over the past few days in Saudi Arabia.
In a follow-up on the measles outbreak declaration for the Metro Manila, Philippines health officials expanded the declarations for other regions on the island of Luzon and Central and Eastern Visayas.
In Washington state, the governor has declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak.
Preexisting high antibody titers to dengue virus were associated with reduced risk of ZIKV infection and symptoms. The landscape of Zika virus immunity that now exists may affect the risk for future transmission.
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia virus is an emerging tick-borne arbovirus first reported in East and Central China in 2009, and subsequently in Korea and Japan. A closely related virus, termed Heartland virus, was identified and isolated from two patients in the US in 2012.
The genetic diversity of influenza A viruses circulating in swine in Mexico complicates control efforts in animals and presents a threat to humans.